I just picked up Nelspot recently from another member on here. I would like to pinpoint some more info on it. It is this one specifically. First off, is the original finish A dark blue color? It looks like there may be some paint runs in it, so it may have been repainted. But it looks to be in pretty good shape.
Now as far as dating... It does not have any ball stop in the top tube. The top tube is not threaded. I do not see Nelspot or 007 anywhere on the marker. It has an original style pierce pin with no seal. The trigger frame does not have a keyhole style slot for the pierce pin either. The body was not modified at all for hammer/bolt removal. Also the left grip panel logo is an "n" with a little guy with a gun on it. So judging by the generation info in the Nelson info thread in the pump gun section, I could have a first or possible second gen Nelspot? Around what time were these produced? Also the holster that came with it has Jameson (or something like that) on the snap button. Is this possibly a Nelson holster or just one that happens to fit?
It's what we call an "Oiler". It is an early Nelson Paint "Splotchmarker", designed to mark trees and cattle.
You also have the original holster.
You may find a manufacture date under the grip panels if you look.
My guess? Late 70's.
As for value? $200.00.
Correction, the snap on the holster says Lawrence since 1851. But still original then? Nice.
Under the grip there is a sticker that says Nelson paint co. Michigan and the zip code. No dates anywhere to be seen. So this is the original finish? Good to see I got a deal but I have no intentions of selling it.
Hard to tell without looking at it personally, about the paint and the valve body appears to not have finish on it so it could have been stripped and taken from another gun, but as there's no extension bushing, field-strip slot, sex bolt in the magazine the other 90% of the gun appears to be 100% late 70's.
I would say second gen. The first had a long rear sight, as seen here:
and another good thread is:
Did you take the right grip panel off? If there was a manufacture date on it that's where it would be.
The member I bought it off of said he cleaned up the valve body. There is some paint left on the underside around the pierce pin port that matches the rest of the body.
No, unfortunately no date tag, just a Nelson paint co, Michigan and zip code. That was on the grip that pops off for the 12g. The other grip had nothing on it.
The tubes are not welded directly together, they have the weld plates on them, and only two welds on each side.
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